Research support

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library supports world-leading research based on our outstanding special collections, and promotes innovative public engagement with research.

We provide funding opportunities to enable exceptional scholars to undertake original and significant research using our collections. Grant holders have unparalleled access to the collections and to the expertise of curators, imaging specialists and other Library teams. We also offer tailored grant-writing support.

The Rylands also has extensive experience of delivering exhibitions, events and schools workshops in support of research impact. Researchers can draw on the expertise of our engagement and education teams to collaborate on a variety of impactful public engagement activities.